In this laboratory of the School of Physics and Industrial Chemistry (Espci), in Paris, we tickle the mustaches of rats to revolutionize medical imaging.
“We are developing technologies using fundamental physics concepts for medical applications,”
explains Mathieu Pernot, deputy director of the “Physics for Medicine” Institute, from a team created by physicist Mickael Tanter in the early 2000s. (Inserm/Espci/CNRS).
Their objective: to push back the limits of ultrasound to obtain more numerous images
("In fifteen years, we have gone from 50 to 10,000 images per second"
, slips Mathieu Pernot), of better resolution (
"we have arrived at the microscopic scale »
), and making it possible to quantify biomechanical and hemodynamic parameters, etc.
How microsurgery was born in a California garage
In 2015, the team unveiled in
images of cerebral microcirculation recorded in vivo in rats.
A technique adapted to humans
“with the Geneva hospital, in patients…
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